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Art Alert: Palestinian film 3,000 Nights to screen in Cairo's Zawya

Directed by May Masri, 3,000 Nights was screened at several prestigious festivals. The film opened the Luxor Arab and European Film Festival in Egypt earlier this year

Ahram Online , Thursday 5 May 2016
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Following it's numerous successes across the world and screenings in Luxor, the Palestinian film 3,000 Nights will be released at Cairo's Zawya art-house cinema from 11 to 24 May

Directed by May Masri, and co-produced by Palestine, France, Jordan, UAE, Qatar and Lebanon, the film 3,000 Nights centers on a young newly-wed Palestinian school teacher who is jailed in a top-security Israeli prison where she eventually gives birth.

The film made its world premiere in September 2015 at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). It then made its Arab world premiere in December 2015 as part of the Dubai International Film Festival’s 12th edition where it participated in the Muhr Arab Feature Films Competition.

The film also toured across Palestine right after the film's US premiere as part of the Palm Springs International Film Festival in early January.

In February, 3,000 Nights was shown at the European Film Market at the Berlin International Film Festival.

The film was screened in Egypt earlier this year, when it was hosen to open the Luxor Arab and European Film Festival, an event which took place between 30 January and 5 February.

During the press conference for the Luxor Arab and European Film Festival, the Palestinian director May Masri said her film 3,000 Nights, was shot in a real prison, without any set decor, as a way of preserving the film's authenticity. Masri added that the jail where they filmed was neither in Palestine nor Jordan.

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Behind Odeon Cinema, 4 Abdel Hamid Said, off Talaat Harb st. Downtown, Cairo

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